Mountaineer, author and photographer Andy Selters will present his latest show from a recent expedition to an area at the northern tip of India that, due to border disputes, had been previously unexplored.
Selters will present a slideshow of his latest work at the West End Theatre in Quincy at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost to attend the presentation is $5; admission is $3 for students and free for children.
With Canadian and Indian partners Selters climbed and named several peaks over 20,000 feet high, and discovered never-visited high passes and wildlife. After the climb Selters stayed in an isolated village that had never hosted a Westerner before.
He befriended the people, helped in their grain harvest and documented how their vanishing traditions are based on mutual trust and generosity.
Mixing photographs, recorded audio and live narration, Mountains of the Blue Sheep portrays the expedition and the village people, and tells the hidden history of one of the most remarkable yet least known mountain areas in the world.
Selters has climbed and led treks throughout much of the Himalaya and Tibet. He is a renowned photographer, and the author of several mountaineering books including “Ways to the Sky,” the award-winning history of North American mountaineering, and “Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue.”
Selters’ presentation is made possible by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program at Feather River College.